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walters ant her battles with weight and falling for patrick swayze and the love of her life, john travolta. >>> there is breaking news right now. for that, we go to the abc news desk. >> good evening, everyone. i'm paula farris. we have breaking news tonight on that widening e-mail scandal rocking washington and the world. a scandal that led to the resignation of cia chief david petraeus. late this evening, abc news learned that general john allen, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, is being investigated for possibly inappropriate e-mail communications with one of the women linked to the petraeus scandal. it's the latest bombshell. kelly is a family friend of petraeus and notified the fbi she was receiving threatening e-mails. martha raddatz has the story. >> reporter: when general david petraeus granted paula broadwell exclusive and extraordinary access to pep his biography, he likely never imagined it would lead to his downfall. but tonight, his reputation is sullied. the fbi is under scrutiny, and agents have descended on broadwell's home to gather more material, material broadwell
, a search for titan john mccaffee, the man who invented anti-virus software protecting millions of computers. a strange tale of a millionaire on the run. >>> and why were these american heroes sitting ducks in one of the deadliest attacks of the afghanistan war? we go behind the battle and unravel the mystery of the outpost. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city. this is "nightline," november 13th, 2012. >>> good evening, i'm terry moran. well the twists just keep on coming in the scandal that led cia director david petraeus to step down. and today there was a stunning new turn that now the top general in afghanistan is feeling the unwelcome glare of the spotlight. at the center of it all, a tampa socialite named jill kelly. and abc's brian ross has set out to discover who this woman really is who's helped unravel the careers of one of the most powerful men in america. >> reporter: her detractors are harsh saying 37-year-old jill kelly of tampa is nothing more than a name-dropping, social-climbing, bored socialit
america's top commander in afghanistan. >> general john allen is under investigation for sending what could be tens of thousands of inappropriate documents to a woman at the center of the petraeus scandal. >>> and as the widening scandal spreads to general allen, fbi agents swoop down on the home of the biographer who had that affair with petraeus. >>> and wanted man. police on the hunt for software pioneer, john mcafee. with questions about the murder of his next door neighbor. >>> and brace for landing. the jet that ran out of runway and careened straight toward a busy highway. a camera capturing this very close call. >>> good tuesday morning. we have a lot to sort through. a new bombshell in the growing scandal surrounding david petraeus. the man who replaced him as the top commander in afghanistan is now under investigation by the pentagon. >> general john allen is said to have sent thousands of inappropriate e-mails to jill kelly. she is the florida woman whose complaints to the fbi eventually led to petraeus' resignation. in a new twist to the david petraeus sex scandal, the pen
john allen, the u.s. leader in the war zone. apparently he has been in e-mail contact with the woman who blew the whistle in the petraeus scandal. a lot of layers to get to this morning. >> oh, yeah. >> i'm paula faris. >> to say this is getting messy is an understatement. high-ranking officials, two wrapped up in who knows what this thing is all about. on top of that, the fbi has been peeking around the home of david petraeus' mistress. it's getting pretty interesting, folks. we'll have all the details coming up in this half hour, including the news that has broken overnight. good morning once again. i'm rob nelson. we'll have the breaking aspects of that story and also what the fbi is saying about how it wept about, its early investigation in the case. lots of details to get to. >>> they were at paula broadwell's house last night. she reportedly is being completely cooperative. handing over laptops, any sort of information. she just wants to get this behind her. >>> a good samaritan who paid a very heavy price for coming to the rescue. his life-changing decision and its consequence
in congress and there will be 20 female senators in january. >> john mcafee aez bizarre saga continued he says he's hiding in belize with a female companion, again denying killing his neighborhood last weekend and says he won't surrender because he's afraid police antigang units will kill him. a strange story. parts of san francisco city hall are still running on emergency power tonight. a fire tripped a sprinkler system knocking down power to parts of the building. crews working to restore power to third and fourth both floors closed by the mayor today. across the bay, police agreed to pay nearly $5 million for a claim they were illegally strip searched by officers. city council approved the deal, several lawsuits filed by men claiming they had their pants pulled down on city streets from 2002 to 2009. that settlement will be distributed to about 39 men. >> authorities released pictures of four men suspected of distributing child pornography arrested yesterday after police searched six search warrants. 100 officers took part in this operation. >> santa cruz police looking for an armed robber
. >> the story surrounding john mcafee the founder of the antivirus software is getting more bizarre by the hour. >> now, police in belize are searching for former silicon valley entrepreneur john mcafee who is a person of interest in the death of his neighbor on the island. the antivirus creator has been communicating about live on the run. these photos are for an upcoming wired article. the reporter is tweeting what mcafee is telling him that a slept on a mattress full of lice. wired shared with abc news a phone reporting of mcafee. >> i was lying in the bottom, to do whatever it takes to stay alive. >> police began looking for the 67-year-old mcafee after his neighbor was shot to death. the body was found on sunday. people who know mcafee say he's becoming erratic and paranoid and had an ongoing dispute with the neighbor. mcafee has not been associated with the company that bears his name since early 1990s and moved to belize in 2008. >> the nine day strike against railly's store chain is over and details are not being released yet. the union says it preserves ben fis for family members and t
scandal, and now it includes another general, general john allen, entrusted with nothing less than winding down the nation's war in afghanistan. you should know at any given moment, there are fewer than 50 four-star generals around the globe for the united states, and they are the elite of the elite. tonight, two of the most formidable, one active duty, one retired, are in the heat of the spotlight, and martha raddatz tells us what happened today. martha? >> reporter: diane, the consequences of dave petraeus' infidelity are astonishing. the nation is left without him as its cia director and the commander of our forces in afghanistan caught up in this bizarre web, as well. it is breathtaking. within days, two four-star generals so widely respected in the midst of scandal. first, david petraeus and now general john allen being investigated for sending what the pentagon said were "potentially inappropriate" messages, putting on hold his likely promotion to become the supreme allied commander in europe. >> of course, it weighs on him as much as it weighs on dave petraeus. i believe that dave i
smoke drifted through the building. >> let's go to john alston who is live. >> in the past few minutes all fire trucks left the scene. at the same time pg&e trucks are starting to pull up here at the scene. behind me you can see in the building still throughout san francisco city hall flashing lights from the fire alarm which are still going off more than an hour and a half after this call came in. now we have video that was shot a short time ago. you will see light smoke which filled the rotunda as well as the first floor. the fire department brought in fans for ventilation. an electrical panel in the basement blew up and exploded triggering a sprinkler system which then filled a portion of the basement of city hall with about an inch of water. at the time there was a reception going on for green build. that's a green trade show. those people were evacuated. >> we had an electrical explosion in the basement in the electrical room. pg&e just arrived. there was minimal smoke throughout the building. there was a high voltage area, so we can't get anybody inside there until we get
the building. >> let's go to john alston who is live. >> in the past few minutes all fire trucks left the scene. at the same time pg&e trucks are starting to pull up here at the scene. behind me you can see in the building still throughout san francisco city hall flashing lights from the fire alarm which are still going off more than an hour and a half after this call came in. now we have video that was shot a short time ago. you will see light smoke which filled the rotunda as well as the first floor. the fire department brought in fans for ventilation. an electrical panel in the basement blew up and exploded triggering a sprinkler system which then filled a portion of the basement of with hall with about an inch of water. at the time there was a reception going on for green build. that's a green trade show. those people were evacuated. >> we had an electrical explosion in the basement in the electrical room. pg&e just arrived. there was minimal smoke throughout the building. there was a high voltage area, so we can't get anybody inside there until we get the power cutoff. >> it was a calm sce
american general implicated overnight. was general john allen having a relationship with the whistleblower in the middle of the case? plus, federal agents descend overnight on paula broadwell's home. >>> happening now, emergency on the mountain. two snowboarders stranded in a blizzard for two nights on mt. rainier, sending distress calls from a snow cave. searchers racing to track them down before it's too late. >>> millionaire business titan on the run. we know him as the man who developed the software that protects our computers. now he's accused of killing his neighbor. he speaks out about why he's hiding from police this morning. >>> and she's just 12 singing with a turkey leg. meet the new viral sensation. starring in this explosive holiday music video. but this is the latest contender for worst song ever? she's getting face, whether you like it or not. ♪ >>> good morning, everyone. hello to robin. as you all know, she's recovering from her bone marrow transplant. welcome back to amy robach. and, boy, you really need a flowchart to keep track of the sex scandal. let's get it all str
petraeus and john allen. the president is holding his first news conference since the election the white house has said the president now stands by allen. we are also seeing the woman at the center of it for the first time since news of her fair with petraeus broke, paula broadwell had a glass of wine at her brother's house. this morning the fbi and cia are expected to brief members of house on what they know. the question many lawmakers have is whether national security was threatened? a source familiar with the case tells abc news that broadwell admitted she took documents from secure government buildings fbi found classified documents on her computer. the other woman jill kelley called 911 last night. she told the operator the media was on her property and tried to use her honorary counsul title to get special treatment. >> i -- they should not be able to cross my property i don't know if you want to get diplomatic protection as well. [ unintelligible ] >> reporter: [ unintelligible ] some officials describe her 20 to 30,000 e-mails with general allen as flirtatious others calling the
be the scandal that started david petraeus's affair. general john allen is under investigation for owe potentially inappropriate e mails. the complaint about an anonymous e mail that uncovered petraeus affair. general allen deny s wrong doing but allegations could cost him one of the jobs in the military. >> the president has cut on hold the nomination pending the investigation of the conduct by the department of defechbs. >> reports say investigators shifting through 20,000 pages of durmts involving allen and kelly. >> the story is very complicated so let's take a look at the players and how they're connected. david petraeus admits he had an affair with his biographer, kelly is a close family friend of david petraeus. right? following me so far? an fbi investigation revealed kelly and general john allen exchanged e mails some described as flirtatious skpin appropriate. general allen received an e mail trace to paula broadwell found alarming he told kelly that may have triggered the investigation. there is a fifth player in this. right here. an fbi agent to whom kelly turns to for help
, now, the highly respected general who commands forces in afghanistan, john allen, accused of exchanging potentially inappropriate e-mails with tampa socialite jill kelley. but after the pentagon's dramatic announcement about allen earlier this week, overnight, the defense secretary seemed to be backing off. >> no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job at isaf. he certainly has my continued confidence. >> reporter: an echo of what the white house said tuesday. >> i can tell you that the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to his country. as well as the job he's done in afghanistan. >> reporter: officials tell abc news, that the vast number of e-mails allen exchanged with jill kelley, who sparked the fbi investigation into broadwell and petraeus, show no evidence of any sexual relations. but are friendly and, perhaps, a bit flirtatious. in one note, kelly telling allen she saw him on tv. he responds, thanks, dear. you're a sweetheart. meanwhile, david petraeus' sudden departure as cia director has created lo
exclusive. we sit down with the country's most powerful republican, house speaker john boehner. facing a critical deadline. will he and the president finally make a deal? or will this country fall off a cliff of huge tax increases and a new recession? everyone has said, a disaster is looming. >>> face to face. gabby giffords is there as the man who shot her is sentenced. her husband, mark kelly, tells us what was going through their minds. >>> freezing over. the families in the storm zone, huddling in blankets as they're hit with another storm. >>> and band of brothers. our bob woodruff, standing up for heroes tonight. the healing power of rock and roll. ♪ >>> good evening once again from washington, d.c., where the election may be over, but the clock is ticking on an issue affecting every american family. and standing at the urgent crossroads, the president and the speaker of the house, republican john boehner. there is a freight train bearing down on this country, called the fiscal cliff. it made the stock market so nervous today, for the second day in a row, it dropped. and busine
in the middle of the night. abc's john schriffen is on the story. john, good morning. >> reporter: dan, good morning. our affiliate wrtv is now reporting at least two people are dead, eight others injured. the blast rocked the neighborhood when many were asleep forced to quickly grab their pets and flee in their pajamas. authorities have been using searchlights going door to door to see if the number of victims will grow. those at the scene say it looked like a war zone. a deafening explosion late saturday night left this quiet suburban neighborhood up in flames. two houses leveled. two others set ablaze and around 200 people forced from their homes. the scene, collapsed walls, shattered windows and metal from cars melted. the blast could be heard from miles around compelling neighbors to jump into action. >> as soon as i got to the house and i heard those people screaming, the only thing i could think was, these people have to get out or they're not going to make it. i just ran in, not even thinking, me and andrew and pulled them out as fast as i could. >> reporter: the shock waves blew out
commander in afghanistan general john allen, is under investigation for sending allegedly improper e-mails to jill kelley the florida woman who triggered the investigation that forced petraeus to resign. pentagon is reviewing between 20 and 30,000 documents involved, allen denies any wrongdoing and remains in his current position. late monday, agents spent five hours at the home of petraeus' former mistress, paula broadwell leaving this morning with several boxes after the fbi told abc news they discovered thousands of e-mails between broadwell and petraeus, detailing the affair. the affair came to light over the summer as part of an fbi investigation that began after jill kelley received threatening e-mails she believed were from broadwell. officials say well had classified material on her computer which is illegal, the fbi does not believe any of it came from petraeus, no charges have been filed against her. controversy over how the investigation was conned has engulfed washington. conduct -- congress wants to know why the fbi and the attorney general waited until this past wednesd
former cia director david petraeus. as rob nelson reports jen john allen is now the focus of a widening investigation. >> reporter: in a new twist to the david a -- david petraeus session scandal general john allen is under investigation for sending allegedly improper e-mails to jill kelley the florida woman who triggered the investigation that forced petraeus to resign the pentagon is reviewing between 20 and 30,000 documents involved. allen denies any wrongdoing and remains in his current position. late monday, agents spent five hours at the home of petraeus' former mistress, paula broadwell, leaving this morning with several boxes. this after the fbi told abc news they discovered thousands of e-mails between broadwell and petraeus, detailing the affair. the affair came to light over the summer as part of an fbi investigation that began after jill kelley received threatening e-mails she believed were from broadwell. officials say broadwell had classified material on her computer, which is illegal. the fbi does not believe any of it came from petraeus, no charges have been filed agains
this morning from paul ryan. he tells our john karl about the shock of last tuesday night and whether president obama now has a mandate to govern in his second term. some interesting comments from the former veep candidate. >> whether or not he is considering 2016. >>> we mentioned the guy the voice of elmo yesterday in ""the skinny,"" well, a distinctly adult story involving a children's character with new developments. stay with us for that. >>> we begin with the first pictures of paula broadwell since it was revealed she did have an affair with david petraeus. broadwell, as you can see here, was seen at her brother's house in washington right there in the window eating and having a little bit of wine. >> we're learning much more about the other woman also at the center of the scandal. we are talking about jill kelley. abc's martha raddatz reports. >> reporter: it is breathtaking. within days, two four-star generals so widely respected in the midst of scandal. first, david petraeus, and now general john allen being investigated for sending what the pentagon said were potentially inappropriate
ordered the investigation of general john allen. fbi found inappropriate communication between allen and jill kelly. pentagon would not disclose what they say. now kelly is the woman who received the threatening e-mails from general david petraeus's mistress. the mistress also being investigated. fbi wants to determine whether paula broadwell is in possession of any sensitive information. investigators searched her home in florida this evening and theory moving documents and video. confiscated several bi bins of evidence. petraeus started an affair with broadwell when head of the cia. he resigned on friday. broadwell was im bedd with him in afghanistan while working on his biography. he claims any confidential information she obtained was no the from him and must have come from another commander. broadwell has agreed to cooperate fully with the fbi. now the fbi found out about the affair from jill kelly. here she is leaving her home in north carolina today. she contacted the fbi because pull a broadwell warned her to stay away from general petraeus threatening e-mails. knew
in afghanistan, general john al -- john allen. secretary of defense panetta has receased a statement saying allen will keep his job as commander in afghanistan his next career move is uncertain. >> general allen is entitled to due process in this matter. in the meantime, the secretary has asked the president and the president has agreed, to put his nomination on hold until the relative facts are determined. >> reporter: nomination is for commander of european command and nato forces in europe. confirmation hearing was scheduled for thursday it has been postponed. last night fbi agents searched paula broadwell's home in north carolina, you see them taking boxes out there. they are not saying what they took or what they found. one last thing, the fbi agent in florida who broadwell went to with the e-mails from jill kelley has been taken off the case his superiors say he's become too personally involved. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> authorities are trying to determine what caused the driver of a pick-up truck to veer into a marin county reservoir killing the 70-year-old driver. witnesses saw the c
to defend general john allen's reputation. >>> new fear of all-out war in the mideast. the airstrikes goin >>> some big names if government are coming to the defense of john allen. katie marzullo is live in the newsroom with today's developments, including petraeus' first interview since the scandal. >> reporter: in that interview, general petraeus says, he never gave his mistress, paula broadwell any classified information. there's more focus on general allen. right now he would be testifying at his own confirmation hearing. instead, others are defending his reputation. hearings are underway to confirm general allen's replacement as commander in afghanistan. he can't move on until he's cleared of wrongdoing in a broader sex scandal. the fbi is investigating possibly flirtatious e-mails between him and a florida socialite jill kelley. >> i continue to believe that general allen is one of our best military leaders. continue to have confidence in the ability to lead the war in afghanistan as well as to serve in the post for which he's now been nominated. >> reporter: from thailand defense se
and fatal explosion in indianapolis. abc's john schriffen is on the story. >> reporter: our affiliate is now reporting at least two people are dead. eight others injured. the blast rocked the neighborhood when many were asleep. authorities have been using search lights going door to door to see if the number of victims will grow. those at the scene said it looked like a war zone. late saturday night, left this quiet suburban neighborhood up in flames. two houses leveled. two set ablaze and more than 200 people forced from their homes. the scene, collapsed homes and metal from cars melted. the blast could be heard from miles around. >> it was so big and overwhelming. you can't even complain. >> reporter: the shock waves blew out windows and garage doors of nearby houses. many damaged by flying debris. >> as soon as you go outside it was like it was snowing. the house, that i just saw, was just gone. >> reporter: many neighbors are staying with relatives and friends. others are sleeping on colts at local elementary schools. they're waiting until daylight to search through the rubble. the autho
, the image of a charred neighborhood. in a moment here, a tour of the scene, but first, abc's john schriffen with the newest clues. authorities speaking just moments ago. >> reporter: this gaping hole is all that's left. charred foundations, burnt-out roofs, surrounded by pieces of homes scattered everywhere. an explosion so intense at least two people are now dead and at least eight others injured. >> garage doors blown in, windows blown in, houses completely leveled, nothing left. >> reporter: late last night, this suburban community outside of indianapolis was rocked from their beds when a blast obliterated two homes and ignited several others. nearly 200 people were forced to quickly flee into the streets, many wearing pajamas, clutching their pets. a scene so desperate, neighbors rushed in to help. >> as soon as i got to the house and i heard those people screaming, the only thing i could think of was, these people have to get out or they're not going to make it. i just ran in, without even thinking, me and andrew here and just pulled them out. as fast as we could. >> reporter: investig
in the blast. with more on the investigation, here's abc's john schriffen. >> reporter: this gaping hole is all that's left. charred foundations, burnt-out roofs, surrounded by pieces of homes scattered everywhere. an explosion so intense, at least two people are now dead and eight others injured. >> garage doors blown in, house completely leveled. nothing left. >> reporter: this suburban community was rocked from their beds as a blast ignites two homes and several others. many in pajamas clutching their pets. a scene so desperate, neighbors rushed in to help. >> as soon as i got to the house, i heard people screaming. all i could think of, these people have to get out or they're not going to make it. so i just ran in, not even thinking, me and andrew here, and pulled them out as fast as we could. >> reporter: investigators are now combing through the rubble looking for clues. >> so far, the survey has indicated that there are no gas leaks in the area. however, we've got a lot more investigation to do. >> and what's so puzzling to investigators that they say in the days before the blast, there
to be expan expanding. pentagon confirmed late tonight that the u.s. commander in afghanistan john allen is also under investigation. good evening everyone. >> we start with that breaking news tonight. the petraeus sex scandal now involves the current top general in afghanistan. secretary of defenseley on panetta ordered the investigation of general john allen. fbi found inappropriate communication between allen and jill kelly. pentagon would not disclose what they say. now kelly is the woman who received the threatening e-mails from general david petraeus's mistress. the mistress also being investigated. fbi wants to determine whether paula broadwell is in possession of any sensitive information. investigators searched her home in florida this evening and theory moving documents and video. confiscated several bi bins of evidence. petraeus started an affair with broadwell when head of the cia. he resigned on friday. broadwell was im bedd with him in afghanistan while working on his biography. he claims any confidential information she obtained was no the from him and must have
on the investigation here's abc's john schifrin. >> reporter: this gaping hole is all that's left. charred foundations, burned out roofs, surrounded by pieces of homes scattered everywhere. an explosion so intense at least two people are now dead and at least eight others injured. >> garage doors blown in. windows blown in. houses completely leveled. nothing left. >> reporter: this suburban community outside of indianapolis was rocked from their beds when blast obliterated two homes and ignited several others. nearly 200 people were forced to quickly flee into the streets, many wearing pajamas, clutching their pets, a scene so desperate, neighbors rushed in to help. >> as soon as i got to the house and heard people screaming only thing i could think of these people had to got out or they're not going to make it. i just ran in without thinking, me and andrew here, pulled them out as fast as we could. >> reporter: investigators are combing through the rubble looking for clues. >> so far that survey has indicated there are no gas leaks in the area, however, we've got a lot more investigation to do. >> re
for democrats, a humbled speaker of the house, john boehner, struck a conciliatory tone. after keeping control of the house, but losing seats. he signaled a possible willingness to compromise on taxes and extended an olive branch to the president. >> mr. president, this is your moment. we're ready to be led. not as democrats or republicans, but as americans. let's rise above the dysfunction and do the right thing together for our country. >> reporter: rush limbaugh almost seemed at a loss of words when describing the republican defeat. >> i went to bed last night thinking, we're outnumbered. i went to bed last night thinking we've lost the country. >> reporter: as returns were still rolling in, sarah palin seemed stunned. >> unfortunately, we know what we will get with four more years of obama. this really is a catastrophic setback to our economy. it's a perplexing time for many of us right now. >> reporter: in high-profile races from the top on down, it was a night of republican concession speeches. >> i pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation. >> she won it fair and
, fights breaking out. >>> an abc news exclusive. house speaker john boehner draws a line in the sand two days after the election. saying any tax increase would be unacceptable. the standoff, now, already set, as the president gets surprisingly emotional. >> i'm really proud of all of you. and, uh -- >> in this brand-new footage, released overnight. >>> armed and dangerous. the massive manhunt for the bank robber called the ak-47 bandit. now, caught on tape, holding up banks across the west with an automatic rifle. police racing to track him down before he strikes again. >>> and the surprising revelation from the woman we all know from the dance floor. brooke burke-charvet's surprising diagnosis. the 41-year-old superfit mother of four's new health battle. >>> always nice to see that we are well-protected here in times square. good morning, everyone. robin is on the mend. elizabeth vargas is back. and, boy, so much anger building up here in the northeast. tens of thousands, now, day 11 without power. the utility companies are under fire for that. and gas is still so hard to find for so ma
. >> reporter: in his previous efforts to strike a so-called grand bargain with speaker of the house john boehner, the president proposed $800 billion in new tax revenues. but now, he is seeking twice that. $1.6 trillion in new taxes over the next ten years. that's a bitter pill for republicans to swallow. speaker boehner has called raising tax rates on anybody unacceptable. but he hasn't ruled out limiting deductions and closing loopholes. and that could be the outline of a possible deal. >> if you looked closely at what the president had to say, looked closely at what i have had to say, there are no barriers here to sitting down and beginning to work through this process. >> reporter: but if they don't come to a resolution, beginning january 1st, the economy could be thrown back into recession. and households making $70,000 a year could see their taxes increase over $4,000. the president said he is open to new ideas. and if republicans have a way to raise taxes on the wealthy without raising rates, he wouldn't slam the door on them. george? >> the dancing begins. jon, thanks very much.
more taxes. >> you saw house speaker, john boehner, there and he called the taxes a job killer. >> hurtful consequences of the fiscal clip come from increasing tax rates. ernst and young, raising the top rates would destroy nearly 700,000 jobs in our country. >> you would think there was a huge gam here, but what the budget report says is extending the bush era tax for everyone, what the republicans want, would create 8.1 million jobs, and increasing taxes on people making $250,000 a year would lower taxes for everyone else, but boost the gdp by 3% and create 6 million jobs. and the president said that's a 1 point difference, but conservatives say that that translates into a lot of jobs, and it's a big deal. we'll come back to you. >> all right, take a look outside and it looks nice right now, but it's wild weather around the bay area. rain and wind and even snow in the area overnight. looking at the hail that came down in the east bay, france, lightning knocked out power to an entire neighborhood. and amy has more. >> we're at 24th and fountain perfect a lot of people were wok
delivery in the mail, power bills. abc's john schriffen has the latest from hicksville, long island. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it is day two of the gas restrictions in new york city and here on long island. to give you an idea how fast this gas is going, just a few minutes ago, they put this sign on this pump, no more gas. five out of the eight pumps at this station, drivers are telling us that the lines continue to wrap around the corner, more than an hour long. and they're only getting longer. but if you think these drivers are frustrated, meet the people here on long island who still don't have power. >> you're a liar. >> you're a liar. >> reporter: look out for the torches and pitch forks because the residents on long island are beyond angry. going on nearly two weeks with no power. now, turning on their elected officials. >> they are all working to make things better. there is not -- >> reporter: in this region, there are still hundreds of thousands without power. one of the biggest offenders, the long island power authority. to put it mildly, life has been unresponsiv
december 7th. so call today or visit your local walgreens. >>> the founder of mcafee security software john mcafee is wanted for the murder of a neighbor in belize where he lives. he is in hiding. his 52-year-old neighbor, another american was found with a gunshot wound to the head. in a series of interviews, mcafee claims he's innocent, being framed and is only hiding from police fearing they will kill him. >>> the port of oakland's executive director has stepped down in the middle of a strip club scandal a story you saw first here. omar benjamin provided abc news with a statement he accepted responsibility for his actions and apologizes. he was on leave following allegations one of his top aides spent $40 00 in public money -- spent $4500 in public money at a strip club, benjamin was at the club. >>> two days from the crab season. this year prices are still up in the air. local fishermen say fewer crab will mean higher prices and competition is fierce. majority is caught within first six weeks. season. >> when they do go out what is it going to be like? >> calm the first 48 to 72 hours, s
near the statue of john carlos ask tommy smith. >> if you believe in something, you can succeed, we're saying that we felt we deserve a living wage mayor chuck reed says he likes the idea of people making more money but is concerned about surveys showing employers unable to pay higher wage saying they'll slash hundreds of workers who will then are no job at all. >> we're facing a budget short fall of millions of dollars. so out of $600,000 coming from a general fund. >> cafe j folks say that is all you'll see. athat is not how they see it. >> it's important to impact one another. and not think about our self interest when we act, we can change the world. not just one president that can change the world. it's us. >> these students learned about what it takes to win an election and now, i'm told they have a new cause, going to go after a high cost of a college education. >> it appears democrats have a favorable landscape. the party now anticipate being a super majority meaning a two thirds majority in the state, senate and assembly allowing the party to push through tax increase was o
. >> reporter: from speaker of the house john boehner, to the newly re-elected president, an olive branch. >> mr. president, the republican majority here in the house stands ready to work with you. >> reporter: they better work together. if they don't strike a deal to cut the deficit in just 55 days, by law, we face the so-called fiscal cliff, taxmaggedon, a mix of tax increases and defense spending cuts that would likely plunge the economy back into recession. and give a big tax hike for virtually every family in america starting january 1st. the president has insisted and campaigned on raising tax rates on the wealthy. house republicans campaigned on no tax increases and they won, too. today, from boehner, a hint at a willingness to compromise. >> we want you to succeed. let's challenge ourselves to find the common ground that has eluded us. let's rise above the dysfunction and do the right thing together for our country. >> reporter: the newly elected congress looks almost exactly like the last one. the same partisan divisions, maybe even a little bit deeper, that led to failure last time. bu
. president obama has talked with the top four leaders in congress, including republican house speaker john boehner. boehner said yesterday his party would consider tax increases under the right circumstances. he sent a tweet this morning to that effect. republican party needs to regroup after mitt romney's loss. veteran republican strategist wallace says the gop does need to change. >> what happens at this juncture is the same we talk about a war in the republican party between moderates and conservatives. that's an irrelevant and outdated debate it about is modernizing the language -- >> reporter: harry reid sounds ready to compromise saying in a news conference yesterday it is better to dance than to fight. "good morning america" will have more on the fiscal cliff, coming up at 7:00. tonight diane sawyer has an interview with john boehner. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> >> traffic and weather together next. >>> live look outside from the embarcadero looking at the bay, a lot of clouds, clear skies not going to last long that system mike has been warning us about is here how rain will aff
, republican house speaker john boehner told diane sawyer that was a nonstarter. >> is it on the table to talk about? >> i made clear -- >> the wealthier americans pitch in. >> yesterday that raising tax rates is unacceptable. and frankly, it couldn't even pass the house. >> reporter: still, today, the president said the debate had been settled, with his victory tuesday night. >> this was a central question during the election. it was debated over and over again. and on tuesday night, we found out that the majority of americans agree with my approach. >> reporter: and he threw down the gauntlet, saying everyone agrees on keeping the middle class tax cuts for those who make under $200,000 a year. so, he said, congress should act on that now. >> and i've got the pen ready to sign the bill right away. i'm ready to do it. i'm ready to do it. >> reporter: and diane, president obama heads to asia next week. but before he leaves, he is calling for a meeting here at the white house of the top house and senate democrat and republican leaders to at least begin to try to find a compromise if one is possi
. mount hamilton 4,213 feet. it is mixed precipitation. pink indicating a rain-snow mix. i talked to john up there, the director of the lake observatory and this is earlier. he said it was sleet too down there. pretty interesting weather there. south of monterey, big sur mountain seeing mixed precipitation as well. on the subject of that, this is a gorgeous view. it is sent by john up at the observatory. this was the scene this morning. it almost looks like a postcard. this is mount diablo. a light dusting of snow this morning and of course it all melted once the sun came out. let's check out another picture here. hail in san leandro. some of you ran into the thunderstorms and the hail this morning was unbelievable. we did predict this. not to brag or anything. here is the picture from ski north star sent by davie ratchford, and you can see they are really enjoying the snow up there. 6 to 18 inches. this was sent to me by amilia richmond. she is a pr person for squaw valley. she said they got a foot of snow, and they will be opening in a matter of a couple weeks. thank you for all of thos
-snow mix. i talked to john up there, the director of the lake observatory and this is earlier. he said it was sleet too down there. pretty interesting weather there. south of monterey, big sur mountain seeing mixed precipitation as well. on the subject of that, this is a gorgeous view. it is sent by john up at the observatory. this was the scene this morning. it almost looks like a postcard. this is mount diablo. a light dusting of snow this morning and of course it all melted once out. sun came out. let's check out another picture here. hail in san leandro. some of you ran into the thunderstorms and the hail this morning was unbelievable. we did predict this. not to brag or anything. here is the picture from ski north star sent by davie ratchford, and you can see they are really enjoying the snow up there. 6 to 18 inches. this was sent to me by amilia richmond. she is a pr person for squaw valley. she said they got a foot of snow, and they will be opening in a matter of a couple weeks. thank you for all of those photos. let's check out the temperatures right now. they are falling. cam
neighborhoods across the country. abc's john schriffen has more. >> reporter: the explosion was so intense, it now looks like a tornado tore through this indianapolis community. for dozens of families, the cruel reality of saturday night's blast is just starting to set in. >> all of a sudden, the house shook, things fell. we ran outside and we just see the whole house, i mean, it was like, four, five houses down from us and it was in flames. >> reporter: federal authorities are now teaming up with local agencies to figure out how this happened. >> we're looking at everything. all causes, all possibilities. >> reporter: authorities say at this point, nothing has been ruled out. yet the mayor of indianapolis says it was not caused by a bomb or an exploding methamphetamine lab, as some of the early rumors indicated. law enforcement sources tell abc news the leading theory, that it was caused by a gas explosion. >> it's too early to speculate. >> reporter: investigators believe it could take weeks before they know what triggered the mysterious blast that caused so much damage. john schriffen,
. john mcafee, the man that started the company that bhairz name is in hiding. his story gets more bizarre by the hour. >> yes. it has taken a number of twists and turns. john mcafe did respond to our request quest saying he's an exclusive agreement, wired is sharing information with us including a phone interview with mcafee. denies killing his neighbor, and says he's worried police are going to kill him. a former silicon valley sprur communicating with a reporter from wired magazine saying is he not armed and doing whatever he can. wired provided abc news with photos of mcafee and portions of a phone recording with him. >> i hit almost 18 hours and will do whatever it takes. >> police have named thisfnv 67-year-old as a person of interest. the reporter is tweeting what mcaf sex telling him and last night, slept on a mattress full of lice he sounded scared and nervous, convinced police were going to kill him. >> mcaee founded the company that still bears his name, reportedly worth $100 million in 1994 but lost much of the fortune. analysts had several encounter was mcafee in sili
in afghanistan, general john allen. >> the president thinks very highly of general allen and the service to his country. as well as the job he's done in afghanistan. >> reporter: a show of support from the white house. even as hearings for general allen's nomination as nato's supreme commander are put on hold. officials found what they call thousands of inappropriate e-mails between general allen and tampa socialite jill kelly. kelly is the woman who sparked the investigation into petraeus and broadwell. general allen says he did nothing wrong. >> i believe john allen until somebody proves otherwise. i believe he did nothing appropriate. >> reporter: while those involved in this case have been quiet. in a 911 call, jill kelly tells tampa dispatchers she needs diplomatic protection because she's honorary counsel to south korea, an unofficial position according to the state department. >> i'm an honorary counsel general. they should not be able to cross my property. i don't know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved, as well. but now, because that's against the law to cross my propert
in afghanistan general john allen now under investigation for what pentagon officials have said may be inappropriate correspondence with jill kelley, a florida woman linked to david petraeus' sex scandal. fbi and cia are expected to brief lawmakers on the scandal. katie marzullo will have the latest in a live report in the next half hour. >>> good news for skiers. start hitting the slopes at heavenly and north star starting today the season is beginning a week earlier thanks to cold temperatures for snow making and the storms we had last week not all the runs will be open until they get more storms and more snow but enough for visitors to get an early taste of winter squaw valley set to open this weekend bore real opened last -- week. >>> >>> overnight the problem with the prius and other cars leading toyota to recall millions of vehicles around the globe. >>> welcome back. temperatures above average, low 70s in many areas, mid to upper 60s in places like san rafael, richmond, napa, as we head through the next three days, temperatures are going to stay mild even with the system brin
. they need to make a better case on the tax policies. >> today john boehner stressed election was not a mandate for raising taxs.. >> and stocks sank on wall street. dow saw the worst day of the year. the nasdaq and dow drop considerably. others a they expect that had drop off if barack obama won. the president and congress cannot agree on an expiring $800 billion plan. >> workers strike against railly supermarket led to an arrest. tonight union employees gathering to show solidarity. alan wong is live at the railly's tonight with the story. >> there are communications director arrested here at the knob hill store. i'm told there is a dispute over a paycheck so a company spokesperson for the store chain says he was arrested for assaulting a railly's employee. this sunday nearly 8,000 uscw members have been onstrike and sea the railly's knob rilhill store chain wants to take way their family and retiree medical benefits as well as their sunday and premium pay. united food and commercial workers union is made up of mostly cash years, butchers, service clerks and produce workers.
police in ken bunk, maine are expected to re-- johns involved in that ma prosecution scandal. police have released the names of 39 men charged with soliciting prostitution. the 29-year-old is accused of secretly recording the encounters and keeping a list of more than 150 clients. she has pleaded not guilty. >>> police are at gas stations in new york to enforce a new rationing plan that lets motorists fill-up every other day imposed in new york city and long island because something had to be done to ease long waits which they say has caused panic buying and hoarding after superstorm sandy. rationing has been underway in knowledge for a week. a nor'easter that knocked out power for hundreds of thousands of new people, has he raised some of the progress made by -- has erased some of the progress made by crews. step forward, step back. >>> today, no sympathy for those of you dealing with wet weather all of us are getting it. it is going away. >> it is going away quickly. the embarcadero downtown san francisco, traffic moving well even though the streets are wet, even a little ponding, we do
. waits hailing this morning. some of you kind enough to send pictures. we expected hail and snow on john sent this to you report. this is aqú observatory, it will be closed as long as there is snow there. so don't try to check it out. temperatures in the 50s and will be falling. possible thunder and snow. near reezing conditions expected saturday and sunday morning so here is a chill. 31 in santa rosa. 32 degrees in napa. mid 30s this morning. bundle up, low 40s around the coast and bay. early morning showers expected then, rest of the weekend looking just fine. here is a low continuing to bring in unstable air. here is your animation. showers coming in. you notice they're along the coastline here, they will just pivot here early morning hours, still//%r seeing wet pavement ot there. sierra nevada still have a winter weather advisory. three inches of snow expected with the blowing snow and gusty winds. saturday 50s to low 60s. by afternoon, monterey bay, temperatures remaining well below average again. it will be dry for afternoon. cold mornings this weekend. veteran's day festivities a
. of senator john mccain and senator lindsey graham both said they want watergate style hearings on the attack in benghazi. they said if you nominate susan rice for secretary of state, they will do everything they can to block her nomination. i would like your reaction to that. would those threats deter you from making a nomination like that? >> i'm not going to comment at this point on -- various nominations that i will put forward to fill out my cabinet for the second term. those are things still being discussed. let me say about susan rice. she's done exemplary work. she's represented the united states and our interests in the -- united nations with skill and professionalism and toughness and grace. as i have said before, she made an appearance at the request of the white house in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her. if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. and i'm happy to have that discussion with them. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with bengh
led by senators john mccain and lindsey graham, they vowed to block her nomination. >> i don't trust her. and the reason i don't trust her is because i think she knew better and if she didn't know better, she shouldn't be the voice of america. >> reporter: today, an obama smackdown. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. and should i choose, if i think that she would be the best person to serve america, in the capacity of the state department, then i will nominate her. >> reporter: but wait. isn't this supposed to be a moment for bipartisanship? as the country approaches the fiscal cliff at the end of the year, unless washington can do a deal, what kind of leadership will the newly emboldened barack obama bring to those old bitter debates? >> so, i will, you know, examine ways that i can make sure to communicate my desire to work with everybody. there are probably going to be very sharp differences. >> reporter: bridging those differences or even just beginning to heal them. that's the real task ahead for president obama
's deficit. meanwhile house speaker john boehner has already signaling his willingness to hammer out a budget deal in an exclusive interview with abc's diane sayer, boehner made it clear that he's not open to raising taxes, but he did express confidence he and the president could find some common ground. >>> sources tell abc news that talks are under way for a possible plea deal for congressman jesse jackson jr. the illinois democrat is currently being treated at the mayo clinic for bipolar disorder. the fbi is investigating jackson for improperly using campaign funds for personal purchases, potentially furniture at his home, but he coasted to victory tuesday, retaining his congressional seat, despite virtually no presence on the campaign trail. the only involvement, a robo call. had. voted since june 8. and missed every one of the 225 votes since. that goes to show his strong contingency there. >> absolutely. >>> a look at your friday forecast, a big storm in the rockies with blizzard conditions and up to 2 feet of snow in montana, idaho, utah. showers along the california coast. some light
's john schriffen is there right now with the latest on the investigation. good morning, john. >> reporter: josh, good morning. there is a large police presence as investigators try to figure out just how this happened. right now, nothing has been ruled out, but investigators are puzzled. because so far there has been no sign of gas leak in the neighborhood. this video shows a massive inferno sparked by the explosion that rocked this indianapolis neighborhood late saturday reportedly killing husband and wife dion and jenniferlo longworth, injuring seven others. >> garage doors blown in. windows blown in, houses leveled. nothing left. >> reporter: this morning, authorities are trying to figure out what touched off the blast which could be heard for miles. >> we can't speculate on what the cause of the blast was, whether natural gas or some other source. >> reporter: witnesses say it happened around 11:00 p.m., more than 100 firefighters responded to the scene at nearly 200 residents quickly ran into nearby streets. >> it splintered my door. it was like a war zone. >> doors what falling down
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